"Bay Area psych-pop hypnotists Moon Duo return to the KEXP studio with another fine set of
droning beats and thick guitar bliss for your dome. This live set features tracks from
their sophomore release "Mazes." "
From Moon Duo's website:
"Moon Duo was formed by Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Sanae Yamada in San Francisco
in 2009. Inspired initially by the legendary duo of John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Moon
Duo counts such variant groups as Silver Apples, Royal Trux, Moolah, Suicide, and Cluster
as touchstones. Utilizing primarily guitar, keyboards, and vocals, the Duo plays space
against form to create a primeval sound experience. After a debut 12" single on Sick
Thirst, the group released the acclaimed Killing Time EP on Sacred Bones, followed by
the Escape LP on Woodsist."
From Other Music 2009:
"Ripley Johnson from Wooden Shjips teams up with Sanae Yamada to create Moon Duo, and
births a sorta Kraut-inspired (the motorik Neu!-beats especially) psych record that blows
hundreds of stoner bands out of the water and back into their parents' basements. Best new
record in a long, long while."
- Andreas Knutsen, Other Music 2009